You may turn to the field of sport psychology to help you with your riding for many different reasons. You may look for support while striving for excellence or achieving your goals. You might want assistance moving up to a new division or while building a partnership with your new horse. There are also times when you need mental skills to help you through a problem or truly difficult time. Is it correct that sport psychology can help you accomplish all of the above? Yes!
In this article we are going to focus on how you can use sport psychology tools to help you solve some common riding problems. From here on these ‘problems’ will be referred to as ‘challenges’. You see, a ‘problem’ is static and unchangeable; a ‘challenge’ contains an implied solution.